This year’s Best Gallery award was tied between Sarah Myerscough Gallery (London) and Magen H Gallery (New York). Sarah Myerscough Gallery represents highly-skilled international artist-designer-makers, whose practices are grounded in craft-making traditions but defined by contemporary innovation and invention. Through diverse making processes, they collectively embrace the complex intersections between history and future; hand and technology; form and function. For this year’s fair, the gallery presented a curated collection of museum-quality functional design and art objects, capturing the interconnectedness of all living and natural things. The booth was a celebration of natural materials, presented through a series of objects which honored their inherent natural beauty while demonstrating the very best of contemporary craftsmanship. Highlights included Christopher Kurtz’s Skipping Stone Table (2022) - an elegant table assembled from a seemingly precarious stack of skimming stone shaped wooden discs, above which hung Angela Damman’s Chandelier (2002), an organically formed, handcrafted in fabric and fiber into an organic, bulbous form. The work is inspired by the knowledge of artisans that has been handed down through the generations, sustaining the past while interpreting established crafts into innovative contemporary design.
Design Miami/ 2022 concludes successful 18th edition under the theme "The Golden Age: Looking to the Future"
Jose Villarreal, Art Daily